dip dye furniture series by karlsson & bjork + sundin/persson
dip dye furniture series by karlsson & bjork + sundin/persson dip dye furniture series by karlsson & bjork + sundin/persson
feb 18, 2013

dip dye furniture series by karlsson & bjork + sundin/persson

‘dip dye furniture series’ by karlsson & bjork + sundin/perssonevery pattern is unique depending on the wood, dye and pressure



‘dip dye’, the collaboration between product designers karlsson & bjork and textile designers sundin/persson.approaches its process without given hierarchies. rather than having the furniture piece developed first, then later fitted with a random fabric – the idea allows the physical components to bare the imprint of theupholstery and vice versa through-out the development stages. the textiles are folded and squeezed between the legs which are held together with zip ties –  involving the dying process as part of the finished product aesthetic. the result depends on the type of wood, fabric and color, making every example unique.

DIP DYE was exhibited at the wood punk exhibition hosted by trend gruppen at hotel scandic anglais during the stockholm furniture fair 2013.



the fabric is folded and squeezed between the legs which are hold together with zip ties


furniture components and fabric is dyed together


dip dyed components


the result bear the imprint of each other


every pattern is unique but is still clearly parts of the same group



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • Interesting process, wonderful colors and patterns, but I’m a little puzzled why the conventional process is “hierarchical.” Wouldn’t that depend on what the designer decides — or leaves for others to decide?

    Mort D'Urban says:

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